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Thousand Oaks Meat Locker

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2684 East Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
+1 805-495-3211
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12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Thousand Oaks
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This place has been around since Reagan did movies in this area. The beef ribs are simply wonderful, the chicken breast sandwiches are fantastic, and they have a selection of sauces and things to put on your sandwich or just to slap on the meat. No other place makes it this basic. No frills, and no complaints.

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Thank George H
calif
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you are looking for Fancy keep looking If your looking for Great BBQ you have arrived at the right place.. Very Basic set up Very good Meats. Weather your into quick lunch or want a bunch of take out you ready to go Been there a lot and never disappointed. Also really like the ELKS on the weekend for... More 

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Thank Gary H
Thousand Oaks, California
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

TO Meat Locker has been a fixture in the area for decades. Came here in High School. The pork ribs are the best I have ever had in the country. Hands Down. You owe it to yourself to come try them.

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Thank Gerald S
Orange, California
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

A perfect setting for the 17 of us. Or even 2 of us. Great tri-tip and relatively inexpensive. The place looked ragged and old and not very clean. But so enjoyable sitting in the shade under the tree on picnic tables. We stopped here to get lunch on our way to Santa Barbara. Perfect choice for our humongous family. I... More 

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Thank disneykathie
Los Angeles California, Chatsworth
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Two words, Uncle Bums! This place has been in Thousand Oaks since it was just 100 Oaks, LOL! The star on the menu to me is the Uncle Bums chicken. It is a Cajun style jerk recipe that is to die for. Every item is killer tho. The habanero hot sauce is bomb. Sit outside and enjoy goodness.

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Thank powdercoater
Thousand Oaks, California
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Fabulous little joint on the street Eat at picnic tables in what was the old parking lot. Best tai-tip, chicken and hot-link sandwiches. Baked beans and slaw with every plate

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Thank Robert M
Thousand Oaks, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I ordered beef ribs, it was a little bit dry because its been sitting on for a while. The beef ribs was not tender at all, you have to fight it to get it.

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Thank christiany773
Malibu, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I rate places based on what they are trying to do. The T.O. Meat Locker is not trying to be fancy - just good. This assembly line place is the equivalent of an awesome food truck. The meat is smoked in the morning and ready to serve for lunch. My five-star rating is based on the baby back ribs. That... More 

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Thank Mike M
Mantorville, Minnesota
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260 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

It would be very easy to overlook this unassuming location, but if you missed it you would be missing out on fantastic barbecue. The inside of this restaurant is not impressive, and if it bothers you I suggest you order your food for take out. My family ate in and enjoyed pulled pork, ribs, and tri-tips along with homemade salads... More 

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Thank Bill K
Oak Park, California
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Meat Locker is nothing fancy, but for great BBQ it can not be beat. I usually order the beef ribs, but today I ordered the Tri Tip sandwich, wow! tender and full of flavor. The roll was soft and delicious. I had the macaroni salad side, also great. They do run out of product so go for lunch. Limited counter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2684 East Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Thousand Oaks
  • Phone Number: +1 805-495-3211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?